Overview Contemporary culture has a grossly distorted view of what it means to be a person, emphasizing vanity over value, wealth over worth, and upward mobility over a higher calling. It's a view that author Ed Young stands ready to challenge. As founder and senior pastor of Fellowship Church in Dallas, the fifth largest church in America, Young has seen both the devastation that wrong views can bring and the liberation that can be found when a godly perspective takes hold. Writing in a highly readable style, Young confronts the pain and scars that hinder our growth and encourages readers to see exactly who they are in the eyes of a God who loves them beyond compare and wants the best for their lives.
Community Description Contemporary culture has a grossly distorted view of what it means to be a person, emphasizing vanity over value, wealth over worth, and upward mobility over a higher calling. It's a view that author Ed Young stands ready to challenge. As founder and senior pastor of Fellowship Church in Dallas, the fifth largest church in America, Young has seen both the devastation that wrong views can bring and the liberation that can be found when a godly perspective takes hold. Writing in a highly readable style, Young confronts the pain and scars that hinder our growth and encourage readers to see exactly who they are in the eyes of a God who loves them beyond compare and wants the best for their lives.
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Studio: Howard Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.82" Height: 0.77" Weight: 0.76 lbs.
Release Date Jun 30, 2005
Publisher Howard Publishing
ISBN 1582294461 ISBN13 9781582294469
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More About Ed Young
Caldecott medalist Ed Young was born in Tientsin, China, and brought up in Shanghai. He cites the philosophy of Chinese painting as an inspiration for much of his work. "A Chinese painting is often accompanied by words," he explains; "they are complementary. There are things that words do that pictures never can, and likewise, there are images that words can never describe."
Mr. Young has been illustrating children's books for more than twenty years and has won many awards. He received the 1990 Caldecott Medal for his book Lon Po Po, and his much-lauded collaboration with anthologist Nancy Larrick, Cats Are Cats, was named one of the Ten Best Illustrated Books of 1988 by The New York Times.
Mr. Young studied at the University of Illinois, the Art Center of Los Angeles, and Pratt Institute in New York City. He and his family live in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.
copyright 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.
You! The Journey to the Center of Your Worth is an inspiring look at the interconnected nature of self-esteem and Christian spirituality. As the author states, many Christians mistakenly believe that looking within and working on one's own issues of self-esteem is a selfish act. They worry that if they focus on themselves they will become selfish and forget to give praise to God. The author states that although selfishness can lead Christians away from God, becoming all that you can be not only shows your appreciation for His gifts but also allows you to fully live and share His message.
There are a few things very unique about this book. Very few (if any) books have been written that acknowledge let alone address the very prominent Christian worry about becoming self-centered. Moreover, the author has the unique ability to explain concepts using stories and analogies and then related these concepts back to the issue at hand. He then goes even further to back up everything he says with quotes from the bible. I expect that these abilities and methodologies make the author a very popular, entertaining, and effective minister.
Ed Young Rocks!! Jan 21, 2007
First off, anyone who hasn't had the pleasure of listening to one of Ed's sermons should immediately go to the Creative Pastors website [...] and listen to a few. He is phenomenal.
True to form, Ed has taken the number one concern to all of us - our importance in this world - and lays it out in an easy to read format. Step by step he shows each reader how to recognize what kills our self esteem, and how to make our self esteem stronger than it ever has been simply by trusting God to help us. He artfully injects scripture and personal stories to make the lessons in each section easy to understand and relate to.
My only complaint is that the book is too short. I wish Ed had expanded on some of the sections a little more. But even despite that criticism, I highly recommend this book to everyone. Even if you think your self esteem is high, imagine it going even higher - an learn how to do that by reading this book!!
Perfect book for youth groups Nov 23, 2005
Pastor Ed Young is a man on a mission. That mission is to change your life by introducing you to the second most important person in your life. You may ask, "Why wouldn't I just want to know the MOST important person in my life first?" The answer is, "Because that person is YOU! And you can't know the most important person in your life (our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ) until you first know YOU!" You might find this statement controversial, however, it is within you that He resides therefore that is where your search should begin.
With every Christian book I am privileged to review, I search to find something within the book that will help me learn and grow in my Christian life. In reading "You!" it was very easy to find what stood out the most for me. Pastor Young introduced me to the 4-F's. The 4-F's are four destructive tenets we experience that bring about our downfall.
The first is Fear. Our fear to be `found out' is sometimes so strong that we try to camouflage our pain. Pastor Young explains how this fear grows and manifests in other aspects of our life. The second is Frustration. Frustration rears its ugly head when we won't admit our mistake. The third tenet is Fatigue. Fatigue sets in when we get tired of dealing with the fear and the frustration. The continued juggling weighs heavy on your soul and it makes us easy prey of tenet four. Tenet four is Failure, which is what the enemy craves for you and I to experience.
You might think I've shared the premise of the book, however, the 4-F lesson is only three pages of the book!
Pastor Ed Young has created an extraordinary book to help young Christians find fulfillment in a Christian walk. It is a wonderful book that is easy to read and is perfect for youth groups. It is a great book to read together with a friend or just to read on your own.
YOU! The Journey to the Center of Your Worth offers insight for both the budding Christians and the seasoned Christian soldiers, the tools to make that journey. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I highly recommend it.
It's OK To Love Yourself Sep 4, 2005
I always love reading a book that keeps me on the right track with the Lord. In Ed Young's work, YOU, we are given positive reinforcements of who we are through the One who made us. The author carries us through many different avenues that we use to try and be accepted by ourselves and others, and he shows how and why they fail. He also helps us to learn how to break away from hurts that may have scared us in our past and left us in a state of insecurity about ourselves. He shares experiences from his own past which helps to enlighten this in your minds eye. Gently, but with great purpose, he shares the love our God has for us, our importance to Him and the future He sees is ours. You begin to realize how special you are and how much you are loved. The one important factor this work will leave you with is that YOU do matter to the one who made you. Once you understand that, embrace it and begin to live it your life will change. You need not be afraid that you will fall into an attitude of, 'it's all about me,' because finally you will realize that it's all about HIM and what He has put in you to be a productive part of the world we live in. A great book to boost your self-esteem and make some much needed attitude adjustments. Recommended.
HE SHOOTS HE SCORES Jul 20, 2005
LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! REFRESHING MUST READ TO SUCEED IN THIS GAME CALLED LIFE THANKS ED